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Most people know that sunset is the time when the sun goes down. But did you know that the sun doesn't actually set? Instead, Earth rotates into darkness, giving us the illusion that the sun is setting. So what causes sunset?
Well, it's a combination of things. The Earth's atmosphere scatters sunlight in every direction, but blue and violet light are scattered more than other colors. This is why the sky is usually blue during the daytime. As the sun gets lower in the sky, the atmosphere becomes thicker and more dense.
This scattering of sunlight happens to a greater extent, and we see red and orange light more than blue and violet light. That's why sunset is usually a beautiful red or orange color. So next time you see sunset, remember that you're actually seeing Earth rotate into darkness!
Newton, Massachusetts, is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 27,409. It is the principal city of the Newton-Wellesley-Woburn, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of over 214,000.
Newton is located in central Massachusetts, 25 miles (40 km) west of Boston and 10 miles (16 km) east of Worcester. The city is bordered by Woburn to the northwest, Wellesley to the northeast, Newton Centre to the southeast, and Ayer to the southwest.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.6 square miles (32.8 km²), of which, 12.5 square miles (32.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km²) of it (0.31%) is water.
Newton is mostly flat, with a very small area near the Charles River that slopes downward towards the water. The city is bordered by rolling terrain, including the Middlesex Fells. The highest point in the city is 68 feet (20 m) above sea level at Mount Waddington.
The first settlers in Newton arrived in the 1600s, from eastern England. By the early 1800s, the town had become a center for the textile industry. The city's economic fortunes changed in the late 1960s, when the semiconductor and computer industries moved into the area. Today, Newton remains an important business and cultural center.
As of the census of 2010, there were 27,409 people, 11,392 households, and 8,456 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,456.1 people per square mile (923.2/km²). There were 12,712 housing units at an average density of 1,080.6 per square mile (400.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.1% White, 9.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.1% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.
There were 11,392 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2}
As the sun sets, the sky slowly grows dark. For many people, this is a time to relax and wind down for the day. But have you ever wondered exactly when it gets dark? The answer may surprise you.
Did you know that darkness actually begins long before the sun sets? As the sun gets lower in the sky, its light has to travel through more atmosphere. This filters out some of the blue light, making the sun look redder. At the same time, shadows get longer and darker. So by the time the sun finally dips below the horizon, darkness has already begun to fall.
Of course, not all places on Earth experience darkness at the same time. Near the equator, the sun sets and rises almost directly overhead. This means that there is less of a difference between daytime and nighttime. Closer to the poles, however, the sun stays low in the sky for much of the year. This leads to longer periods of darkness during wintertime.